St. Lawrence Shipoperators

St. Lawrence Shipoperators  urge Ottawa to intervene quickly in Montreal port strike

St. Lawrence Shipoperators, which represents 14 domestic shipowners and operators, today expressed concern about the indefinite general strike at the Port of Montreal and wants a settlement as soon as possible to prevent the economy from suffering further in the context of a global pandemic and severe economic downturn.  Despite the position of the Minister …

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St. Lawrence carriers assail extra pilotage costs

By Leo Ryan, Editor Domestic shipping lines trading on the St. Lawrence River  are up in arms over additional administrative costs for pilotage services they have to assume as of today that further aggravate their challenges of achieving profit margins in a world economy shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. The added charges stem from the …

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Canadian Coast Guard assures “extraordinary measures” precede start of Arctic shipping season

By Leo Ryan, Editor The Canadian Coast Guard stresses that it has applied “extraordinary measures” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in advance of the 2020 Arctic icebreaking season that kicks off on June 22. “Throughout this pandemic, the Canadian Coast Guard has taken extraordinary measures to protect our employees and the general public as we continue …

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St. Lawrence Shipoperators is saddened by the death of the humpback whale discovered in the St. Lawrence River (in French)

Photo: Réseau québécois d’urgences pour les mammifères marins Québec, le 11 juin 2020 – Armateurs du Saint-Laurent (ASL), l’association représentant les transporteurs maritimes québécois est attristée par la mort de la baleine à bosse qui semblerait avoir été frappée par un navire après s’être retrouvée dans la voie maritime du Saint-Laurent.  Rappelons que depuis plusieurs …

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